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‘Little Marital Crimes’ on Isfahan Stage

University of IsfahanUniversity of Isfahan

The play ‘Little Marital Crimes’ is underway at the University of Isfahan.

The 2004 play written by Franco-Belgian playwright, fiction writer and film director Eric Emmanuel Schmitt, 57, has been directed by Kaveh Kakaee, theater director.

Also known as ‘Partners in Crime,’ the suspenseful thriller about a couple in search of the missing pieces in their joint life, opened on May 13 at the university’s Avini auditorium. The 2-hour show will run through May 17, starting at 4 pm on odd days and 12 noon on even days. Kakaee said the play originally titled ‘Petits Crimes Conjugaux,’ is among the most significant and impressive in the world, and has been translated into various languages and staged in almost every corner of the globe, Tasnim reported.

The two thespians playing husband and wife are Mohsen Tork in the role of Gilles and Yasmin Saghadi portraying Lisa.

“The play is the story of a couple in search of truth,” Kakaee said. It is a delicate analysis of an emotional relationship between Gilles and Lisa.  It is full of twists and turning points, full of surprises. “It grips the audience with vivid detail.”

Gilles suffers from amnesia as a result of a mysterious accident. Who is he? Who is Lisa? What was their married life like? From what Lisa tells him, Gilles tries to piece together the answers. But is Lisa telling the truth? Can Gilles be sure he is the man she describes, and is she in fact his wife?

“I expect that the audience will connect with the work,” Kakaee added.

The dark comedy alternates between “light-hearted banter and full-scale fights.”

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